Chill Factor: 10 Nugget-Shriveling Week 2 Statistical Storylines

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 15, 2013



A look at 10 nugget-shriveling Cold, Hard Football Facts entering Week 2.

Intelligent picks ATS

The new Cold, Hard Football Facts Intelligence Index measures how well each NFL team plays in situational football. The Top 10 teams on the CHFF Intelligence Index went 9-1 (.900) against the spread in Week 1. The Kansas City Chiefs ended 2012 No. 32 on the Intelligence Index. They’re No. 1 entering Week 2, after their dominating win over the hapless Jaguars in Week 1. (Intelligence Index Week 1: meet this year’s simpletons)

The F'N Football Show wonders if Irvin smoking Manning's weed

In the first episode of The F’N Football Show Pat Imig takes a shot at Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who recently said that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant would win NFL MVP honors in 2013. Yet no wide receiver has ever earned NFL honors (no, not even Jerry Rice). And Bryant began the season with 4 catches for 22 yards in his team’s fortuitous 36-31 win over the Giants. (The F’N Football show features Michael Irvin, Ndamukong Suh and Peyton Manning’s marijuana)

The King of Props reign continues

The King of Props at CHFF Insider is a perfect 5-0 heading into Sunday Week 2 action. He went 4-0 in Week 1 and is already 1-0 in Week 2 in the wake of his Thursday night prop play (Geno Smith under 25.5 yards rushing).  (King of Props, perfect 4-0, looks to soar again)

Dogfight: Manning Brothers air war over New Jersey

The Manning Brothers meet against Sunday as the Denver Broncos visit the New York Giants. Their two teams combined for just 115 yards rushing in Week 1. Peyton and Eli, meanwhile, combined for 912 yards and 11 TDs through the air. (Slack Lines Week 2: the prodigal panel returns)

Seattle's mighty ATS victory machine

The Seattle Seahawks have covered 22 of 28 games of all kind (preseason, regular season, postseason) dating back to the summer of 2012. They were 18-6 (.750) ATS at home in the Pete Carroll Era. (Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks point-spread victory machine)

Get Tough Or Die: New England earns ugliest win since last championship season

The Patriots beat the Jets 13-10 Thursday night. It was the first time since a 13-7 win over the Jets in 2004, New England’s last championship season, at Tom Brady’s Patriots beat any team when scoring 13 points or less. (Get Tough or Die: New England Patriots rediscover team DNA)

The NFL's September death sentence

Pro football guru Russell Baxter reminds us about the NFL’s September death sentence: 30 teams since 2009 have begun the season 0-2. Zero have reached the playoffs. Sixteen stare into that statistical electric chair Sunday and Monday. (Matter of Facts: Packers have won seven straight at Lambeau)

Sean Payton's MacArthur moment: He has returned

The 2012 New Orleans Saints fielded one of the worst defenses in history, including the first to surrender 7,000 yards in a season. But they outscore the Bucs 76-28 in their two meetings, including a 41-0 Week 15 victory. The Saints are -3 at Tampa in Week 2.  (New Orleans at Tampa: the CHFF Real and Spectacular Pick)

Giants win physical confrontation, lose Week 1 battle

The New York Giants were No. 1 in Week 1 in Total Team Yards, one of our newest Quality Stats that measures territorial production in all phases of the game: offense, defense, special teams. They were also +176 (fourth) in Total Team Yards Differential. Yet six turnovers hijacked the effort in a 36-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. (Denver at N.Y. Giants: the Real and Spectacular Pick)

Record week for quarterbacks

NFL quarterbacks threw 63 touchdown passes in Week 1, the most in any week in NFL history.


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